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Randy Pemberton, the NASCAR broadcaster from the late 1980s and 1990s recently passed away. If you were a NASCAR fan in the late 1980s and 1990s, chances are you recognize the voice and the name of Pemberton. The broadcaster was 62 years old.

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Tony Brooks has died today.

He was the last surviving winner of a 1950's Grand Prix and a whole lot of history has just gone with him.

 

Full obituaries in the broadsheet and BBC to follow overnight.

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1 hour ago, Octopus of Odstock said:

Tony Brooks has died today.

He was the last surviving winner of a 1950's Grand Prix and a whole lot of history has just gone with him.

 

Full obituaries in the broadsheet and BBC to follow overnight.

 

 

Will those obits have anything to say about his fondness for turning out in public in blackface - I mean, different times back then, right?

 

 

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1 hour ago, Octopus of Odstock said:

Tony Brooks has died today.

He was the last surviving winner of a 1950's Grand Prix and a whole lot of history has just gone with him.

Full obituaries in the broadsheet and BBC to follow overnight.

 

I remember being very surprised a few years ago to discover he was still alive. Incredibly, with his loss, that means the earliest surviving World Championship Grand Prix winner is Sir Jackie Stewart by my reckoning (1965 Italian Grand Prix). His wins there in 1965 and at Monaco in 1966 are the only pre-1968 races for which the winner still survives. Jacky Ickx is the only other World Championship race winner from the 1960s still alive. You can add in Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti and get to 1973. There's a few more from the mid 70s (Scheckter, Mass, Watson) but they're few and far between. So many deaths, not just in F1 but from racing in general.

 

There will be non-championship race winners and, of course, F1 race competitors who didn't win still going from earlier, but Brooks is definitely the end of an era.

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At the North West 200 today the reputation of Dunlop tyres died a death, a number of riders including Michael Dunlop, Davy Todd and Peter Hickman had fly appart (both front and rear), thankfully everyone was ok.

 

This was Hickman's which happened at over 200mph!!

 

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8 hours ago, One shot Paddy said:

At the North West 200 today the reputation of Dunlop tyres died a death, a number of riders including Michael Dunlop, Davy Todd and Peter Hickman had fly appart (both front and rear), thankfully everyone was ok.

 

This was Hickman's which happened at over 200mph!!

 

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Very promising for the races to come!

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15 hours ago, maryportfuncity said:

 

 

Very promising for the races to come!

The North West has always been rough on tyres, I remember a lot of times bits flying off and guys having to stop, but the bits were about 1 cm2 not 1/4 or 1/2 the fucking thing. 

Michael Dunlops exploded at 160 odd and smashed the back off his seat, there's a video doing the rounds (the guy taking it got hit by a lump of rubber) but my phone won't post it so here is a photo.

 

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